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How Becoming a Doctor Works

Becoming a doctor isn't easy. Many teens dream of this profession early on, but high school grades, MCATs and medical school all play into the equation. Find out about the realities, struggles and rewards of becoming, and then being, a doctor.


There's No Such Thing as a 'Learning Style'

Think you're a visual learner? How about auditory? Sorry, that's preference; education is best tailored to the subject matter, not the student. See more »

Widely Hated Comic Sans Might Be Lifesaver for People With Dyslexia

It might not be sophisticated, but some people with dyslexia say it's the only typeface they can read. See more »

Teaching Typing May Be a Waste of Time

A new study pitted touch-typists against people using a hunt-and-peck style. Guess what they found. See more »

Study: Grades Improve When Kids Learn Great Scientists Struggled Too

New research shows kids learn science best when we show them the failures and personal struggles that led to the astronomical successes. See more »

What's the Right Age for Kids to Learn to Code?

A solid education should include computer science and tech literacy. Kids who code develop skills for a digital economy, and also attitudes needed to succeed elsewhere. See more »

Beyond Books: Check Out the Weird Stuff You Can Check Out at America’s Libraries

From American Girl dolls to animal pelts to car repair tools, you may be surprised at the free stuff you can borrow from the library See more »

Looking for the Next Tech Genius? Check the Playground.

Move over, Zuckerberg: A new study shows that children may just have adults beat when it comes to creativity and innovation in the tech sector. See more »

Why do children play?

Whether it's tag, jumping rope or playing with dolls, kids in every part of the world, and in every generation, play. Philosophers and psychologists say they do it for more reasons than just having fun. But the future of play may be in jeopardy. See more »

How TED Talks Work

TED talks are so popular, they've been spoofed in commercials, with speakers sporting wireless headphones against a black background. At 18 minutes each, how did these talks go viral? See more »

What were the first distance learning courses?

Students have been taught via long distance for centuries, long before the birth of personal computers. Here's where the first distance learning courses began. See more »